Woman killed in crash on Barnegat Boulevard

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BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 59-year-old Barnegat Township woman died Sunday afternoon when her vehicle collided with another.

According to the Barnegat Police Department, on February 20th at 3:53 pm, police officers responded to the area of Barnegat Boulevard North and Cole Drive for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

“Upon arrival, officers found the driver of one of the vehicles, Alice Toriello, 59, of Barnegat, unconscious and unresponsive. Officers performed life-saving measures on Toriello, who was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased,” the department said in a statement. “The driver of the other vehicle, Rudolph Schoenberg, 28, of Waretown, suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention at the scene.”

An initial traffic safety investigation found that Toriello attempted to make a left turn from Cole Drive onto Barnegat Boulevard when her vehicle collided with Schoenberg’s, traveling on the northbound side of Barnegat Boulevard traveling towards Route 9.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded for scene processing along with members of the Barnegat Police Department Traffic Safety Unit, Detective Bureau, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation by this agency. Anyone with additional information or who witnessed the collision is asking them to contact Ptl. Michael Moore or Detective Jim Purcell at 698-5000.

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